Tenure-track Asst. Professor in Biology (Anatomy & Physiology)

Scranton, Pennsylvania
competitive university, 9-month academic year, very generous benefits
January 30 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
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Department of Biology
The University of Scranton 

The Biology Department of The University of Scranton is seeking applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor to begin August 2019. The area of specialization is open; however, we are particularly interested in applicants with expertise in subspecialties of physiology, in biomechanics, neurophysiology, or environmental physiology. Applicants must be able to contribute to our courses in anatomy and physiology. Applicants will also contribute to the Biology Department’s core courses in the Biology, Physiology, Environmental Science and/or Neuroscience programs, and will be encouraged to develop an upper level course in their specialty. Excellence in teaching and the capability to develop an active research program that involves mentoring undergraduates is expected. A Ph.D. is required by start date; postdoctoral experience is preferred.

The Biology Department is housed in a new state-of-the-art unified science center, http://www.scranton.edu/academics/sciencecenter. Visit http://www.scranton.edu/academics/cas/biology/ for more information about the Biology Department and its programs. 

The University of Scranton is a regional institution of more than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students located in northeast Pennsylvania near the Pocono Mountains. Recognized nationally for the quality of its education, Scranton is one of the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. It is committed to providing liberal arts education and strong professional and pre-professional programs in the context of Ignatian educational principles, especially the care and development of the whole person. Drawing on the strengths that have made it a recognized leader in the Northeast, Scranton is committed to a culture of scholarship and excellence, and is moving into the front ranks of American’s comprehensive universities. 

The University of Scranton is, by tradition and choice, a Catholic and Jesuit university. The successful candidate will have an understanding of and commitment to the mission and the goals of Jesuit education. The University’s mission statement and a description of the history and aims of the Ignatian teaching philosophy may be found at http://www.scranton.edu/mission

The University of Scranton is committed to providing a safe and nondiscriminatory employment and educational environment. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or other status protected by law. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational, extracurricular, athletic, or other programs or in the context of employment. The University of Scranton is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Educator. Veterans, minority persons, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must apply online at https://universityofscrantonjobs.com. The application must include (1) a cover letter, (2) a current curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of teaching philosophy (4) a statement of research interests, (4) three letters of reference, and (5) selected publications.

For questions regarding this position, please contact Dr. Marc Seid, Chair of the Search Committee, via email at marc.seid@scranton.edu. Review of applications will begin February 8, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.

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